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DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.

A - answer Drawing texts in AutoCAD do not use linetypes, i.e. DWG text entities do not respect their linetype setting (neither through properties nor layers). If you need to display or print any text as dashed lines (or dashdot, dotted), you can use these methods:
  1. Explode the text to lines - see the Tip 1901 and assign the requested linetype to them
  2. Use a special font for the texts - e.g. the fonts DASH.SHX, DOT.SHX or DOTFONT.SHX
  3. Use a plot style with a dashed linetype - only for SHX fonts, not for TTF. Do not assign the linetype via properties but use a color- or name-dependent plotstyle (set its Linetype property in the CTB/STB table):

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6.6.2016    2953×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11448:Numbered linetypes for line grids.
Tip 11409:Catalog of all available hatch patterns.
Tip 11386:Hatches in AutoCAD 2015 (and higher) do not display linetypes.
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.


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